School in Scotland and at
St John's College, Cambridge where he came under the influence
of M. L. Cartwright and J. E. Littlewood. After periods at
Newcastle and Exeter, with visits to Brown and Stanford,
he was elected to the Royal Society in 1956 and appointed
Professor of Pure Mathematics at Imperial College, London.
For over 30 years there he ran a famous school in Complex Analysis (also known as "Function Theory"), attracting mathematicians from all over the world. He then retired and spent 10 years in York University before returning to Imperial College, where he is a Senior Research Fellow.
He received many prizes and awards and was an honorary graduate of several universities. He was three times widowed. At the time this book was written
he lived in Gloucestershire with his third wife, Marie.
He gives a frank account of a life dominated by mathematics, music, friendship, family and service.
There are 15 photographs, a complete list of his 218 publications up
to the date of publication, and a comprehensive index.